Sunday, March 23, 2008

Save them Horton!

Has Dr. Suess ever made you cry? We'll there's a fist time for everything. Today I took the kids to see "Horton Hears a Who."

I am obviously completely obsessed with Rett Syndrome, because this movie is about OUR GIRLS! No, I am not high on chocolate eggs....I was bawling when all the little Whos in Whoville were shouting out "We are here!" and no one in the jungle could hear them, except Horton...because of his big ears.

No one can hear our girls. That "jungle" world out there is whizzing around so fast, they don't know we exist -- how special these girls are, even if they are just a "speck" in the grand pile of problems people are facing.

We need to get louder, folks! We need a Horton to hear us and tell the world. Research on Rett Syndrome is further along than most other disorders. It is the Rosetta Stone of all neurological disorders. Our girls are saveable. There is so much hope! We need to shout it from the rooftops!

And as a back up, I plan to appeal to Horton as well. I mean, why not dream a little that a huge cartoon pachyderm might come through?

Horton! We are here! We are here!

A person is a person no matter how small..... a voice is a voice no matter how small.

With love,
Ingrid Harding

P.S. And more proof the movie was about Rett Syndrome: the mayor of Whoville had 96 DAUGHTERS and just one son! :-)

***Note: I have added a quick "resource" list on the right... please email blogATgirlpower2cureDOTorg with your additions!


Brooklyn said...

Ok, I hopped online to check someemail real quick before heading out to work and now I am in tears. My husband saw the movie with his nephew and he said YOU ARE RIGHT.
Yes, we need someone to hear our voices too! That is a constant prayer of mine. I feel so strongly that a cure is out there - I hold to hope that we will have our girls back!
Keep up the great work on the blog - we LOVE it!
Hugs from Indiana!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more. Horton was Maisy's first full length movie. She loved every minute of it.